Have you ever played with LEGO and imagined what their world would look like? If you have, than you will love “The LEGO Batman Movie”. In the spinoff from the LEGO Movie, this story follows the Dark Knight, in a very unique and fun take on the story.
The laughs start before the first scene even plays, and they keep going for pretty much the entire time. Will Arnett reprises the role and does a fantastic job of bringing the plastic superhero to life. His timing and delivery of the lines is right on. If you are looking for an epic dramatic movie along the lines of the Dark Knight Trilogy, you probably shouldn’t be looking at a movie made entirely of LEGO. However, if you are looking for a fun, off the wall movie, this is one for you. Truthfully, this may be the best DC theater experience in a long while, with a surprisingly compelling story hidden in the bricks. Hopefully the producers of their other movies will learn from this and realize the benefit of adding a bit more fun instead of trying to be so heavy with drama from start to finish.
The visuals are unbelievable. They are once again able to achieve the appearance of stop-motion animation with computer generated imaging. You become immersed in a world made entirely of LEGO bricks. Much like the “LEGO Movie”, everything, even explosions, are made up of bricks. There will likely be award nominations for the animation and effects in this film.
If you enjoy movies full of Easter Eggs, you will get a kick out of this movie. To clarify for those who may not know, “Easter Eggs” is a move term used to describe hidden nods to something outside of the specific film. “The LEGO Batman Movie” is absolutely full of them. Good luck counting them all. In fact, tell us in the comments how many you spotted. Don’t list them or you may spoil it for others.
This is a movie everyone can enjoy. You do not have to be a comic fan to follow and enjoy the movie. If you are a Batman fan, and ever questioned the logic of certain things, they pretty much cover it all. It is a fun, fast paced story where Batman faces his classic villains, plus a few others (it is LEGO). I’m pretty sure it would get the Jeremy mark of “Amazing”. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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